There was never a year that I haven’t heard about natural disasters on the news. Almost every year, based on facts and statistics, unforeseen events such as ice storm, blizzard, tornadoes, volcanoes and hurricanes would hit the earth’s surface.
A few years ago, news about the tsunami that hit Japan startled many. Then, come Hurricane Katrina in that hit the US and typhoon Haiyan that brought havoc in the Philippines. It sure wrecked landscapes and devastated so many lives and livelihoods.
Calamities could also cause tremendous damage to properties. Hurricane Katrina affected around five million acres of forest and caused billions of worth in timber in the state of Mississippi only. It also affected the wildlife which resulted in an unbalanced ecosystem.
However, amidst all the tribulations, the affected communities must pick up the pieces and rise above the struggles. It calls for resiliency and hard work to rebuild, clear-up and put things into its proper order and perspective once more.
Primarily, the clearing up after a disaster should start in our basic ground and that is our home. After a turbulent storm, hurricane or tornado you will surely see an unlikely sight in your front or back yard. Uprooted trees, broken things and dislocated cable wires. Most people would find it very hard to ascertain where to start. I would usually have a dilemma whether I will start cleaning outside and clear the uprooted trees or start with the small things first.
I think, the best thing to do is to start with small things first. Fix the broken pieces at home. Check if water pipes are working and there are no live electric wires or cables along the way that might cause electrocution. Clearing the back and front yard can also be stressful and if the trees are so big, that could be a hassle. It is best to call an establishment that helps you with this and gives you the service that you deserve. After all, after a disaster, you cannot afford to handle another disaster.